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Jason Wise’s documentary Somm: Into the Bottle has been selected to open the Napa Valley Film Festival, which runs Nov. 11-15. The film focuses on some of the world’s top sommeliers and winemakers as it looks at how history has affected the production of wine around the world.
A Forgotten Man Films production, which Samuel Goldwyn Films will release in 2016, the doc was directed by Jason Wise, written by Wise and Christina Wise and produced by Jason Wise, Christina Wise and Jackson Myers. Executive producers are Diane Carpenter and William Fowler. The film itself is a follow-up to Jason Wise’s 2013 film Somm.
The opening night screening will be held at the Uptown Theater in downtown Napa, an art deco movie palace serving as the headquarters for the festival, followed by an encore screening for festival pass-holders. NVFF’s opening night party will be held following the premiere screening at Napa’s Riverfront Promenade at the Napa River Inn.
“We were honored in 2012 to host the world premiere of Somm, so it makes it doubly sweet to be hosting the world premiere of the sequel, Somm: Into the Bottle,” NVFF executive and artistic director Marc Lhormer said. “If you know and love wine, you know that when you plant a new vineyard, it takes five years until the grapes are good enough to go ‘into the bottle,’ so we’re thrilled to open our fifth annual Napa Valley Film Festival with such a prestigious film.”
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